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Latitude: 55.9691 / 55°58'8"N
Longitude: -3.1647 / 3°9'52"W
OS Eastings: 327402
OS Northings: 675735
OS Grid: NT274757
Mapcode National: GBR 8V7.GQ
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.C78B
Entry Name: Edinburgh, 8 Hermitage Place
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 363800
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26906
Building Class: Cultural
Unitary Authority Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
Thomas Bonnar. Circa 1825. Terrace of 8 houses, grouped as four 6-bay mirrored pairs; 2-storey with attic and basement. Ashlar sandstone to front: polished and channelled at ground floor with voussoirs over door and window openings; droved at 1st floor; rock-faced rustication to basement; polished ashlar dressings. Base course; band course between ground and 1st floor; cill course to 1st floor windows; eaves cornice (mutuled at No 6); blocking course. Architraved openings to 1st floor; corniced at No 6. Deep-set doors.
N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: entrance doors at centre of each pair; panelled doors with rectangular plate glass fanlights (blocked at No 9, decorative at No 13). Regularly fenestrated; basement windows; dormers over outer bays (and inner bay at No 6); rooflights (various) over inner bays.
S ELEVATION: not seen (1995).
Predominantly plate glass timber sash and case windows; 4-pane at Nos 9 and 10; modern glazing to dormers at Nos 8, 12 and 13. Grey slate roofs with ashlar skew copes. Mutual multi-flue stacks: mixture of rendered and droved ashlar with coping. 7 stone steps oversailing basement with modern railings.
INTERIOR: not seen (1995).
BOUNDARY WALLS: droved ashlar (rendered at No 6) dwarf wall with coping to street; modern railings.
Edinburgh suggests that No 6 was the forerunner of the Bonnar scheme and compares Nos 7-13 with sections of Melville Street in the New Town, also by Bonnar.
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